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Explore "Tower of the Sun museum" plus Osaka highlights

Art, Culture, & Historical
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First, this tour takes you to "Tower of the Sun museum" built at the time of EXPO 70 and was renewed in 2018 as a permanent facility. The inside is a spectacular art space with "Tree of Life" created by Taro Okamoto. Actually this tree shows the evolution of life from ameba to human being. Strongly recommended to see the this tower as a hidden gem.


Then you will visit highlights of Osaka as Osaka castle and Dotombori. With all visiting these spots, you will be filled with satisfaction.

Osaka Tour Guide - Rick I.
Rick I.
4.86 / 5
(59 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Osaka

- In the lobby

10:30 AM

Tower of the Sun

Explore the inside of the tower and see the "Tree of Life".

12:30 PM

Lunch

02:00 PM

Osaka castle

See outside and inside of the castle

03:30 PM

Dotombori

Enjoy the area of foods and view spots

Ending Point

Your hotel or any requested place

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What‘s included

guiding fee, hotel pick up in central Osaka

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What‘s not included

your transportation, entrance fee, lunch

Tour Important Information

* Basically public transportation as subway and local train are used. Taxi can be used upon request.

* The tour includes around 6 Kilometers' walk.

* Please let me know in advance if you have any food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

This tour is not available on all days in August.

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Osaka Tour Reviews

Great tour

Rick gave us a very good and thorough tour of Kyoto. He helped us understand the history and traditions and showed us some of the best and unique aspects of Kyoto. Without him, it would be tough to see as much as we saw in half a day. On top of everything, Rick took us back to the Kyoto station and made sure that we found our locker. He took care of every detail of the tour!

Leonid S.

Dear Leonid, Thank you very much for the nice review! I'm glad you enjoyed some unique and best aspects of Kyoto. I appreciate your coorperation to go through the tour on schedule and it was my pleasure to have helped you to find your locker at the end. I hope Kyoto will be one of your best memories in Japan. Best regards, Rick

Wonderful Guide

Rick is a very gentle and pleasing guide. We asked Rick to adjust our plans due to our exhaustion and without fail, he reciprocated. He went out of his way to search for an items for my husband and I, and was such a kind spirit that we really enjoyed his style. He was exactly what we needed for a more calming experience. We were ‘templed out’ and he understood that immediately. He also really wanted us to enjoy his guiding and he was a ‘no problem’ kind of guide who was clear and very patient. Without question I would utilize Rick’s services again. He represents the spirit of Kyoto very well. Quiet gentility.

Veronica H.

Dear Veronica, Thank you very much for the nice review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. I tried my best to adjust your plans and I'm glad I was able to help you. I hope Kyoto will be one of your nice memories in Japan and you will come back this city sometime in future. Best regards, Rick

Very pleasant afternoon with a knowledgable guide

We spent a lovely afternoon with Rick in Kyoto. We took the golden tour and Rick guided us through the golden pavilion, Nijo Castle and Gion. Along the way he told us interesting facts and took us to places in Gion we wouldn’t have seen if we had been on our own. We learned a lot about Geikos and Maikos. Rick’s knowledge about Kyoto is excellent and his command of English is good. We would highly recommend Rick as guide.

Esther H.

Dear Esther, Thank you very much for the nice review! I'm so glad that both of you are interested in Kyoto very much and we had nice conversation during the tour. It was my pleasure replying your questions and guiding you to the best recommended places. I hope Kyoto will be your nice memory and you will come back to this city sometime in future. Best regards, Rick

$336/ per group

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